5 Things You Need to Stop to Be Happier

Writer: Rawan Elkahky

We sometimes hold on to habits that lead to stress and unhappiness. Even when we know they’re wrong, we just seek to hold on unknowingly. It’s just how we want it to work. 

When we think of improving our lives, we immediately tend to think of things we should start doing. However, before we focus on starting anything, we should really think of what we need to stop doing. Most of us have bad habits that are preventing us from being happy. We need to focus on changing any negative thought or pattern to a positive one.

Start your journey towards happiness by incorporating these five easy habits into your life.

1- Stop comparing: We live in a world where we are blinded by our mobiles and checking people’s accounts by comparing ourselves to others, which definitely lowers our own self-esteem. Therefore, you need to stop comparing your body or your life to others. You don’t know, it may even be fake! “You’re perfect in your own way.”

2- Workout often: Create your favourite mix of songs and hit the gym, or maybe stay and workout in your home (which will probably be the case). Ultimately, staying active can naturally result in more excitement and enthusiasm for daily activities.

3- Quit being ungrateful: Not all the puzzle pieces of life will seem to fit together at first, but as time passes, you’ll realize they do, perfectly. Thank god for the things you have in your life and be grateful for everything. No matter how good or bad things are, wake up every day thankful for your life.

 4- Fear of everything: Fear is one of the biggest reasons why we don’t move ahead in our lives. Trust me: if everyone threw their problems in a pile for you to see, you’ll grab yours back. Tackle your problems and fear, but don’t run away from them. Face them ahead no matter how powerful they seem. “Either you own your problems and fears, or they will ultimately own you”. You can do it!

 5- Take care of yourself: Treat yourself like a friend. When you feel negative about yourself, cheer up. See what advice you would give a friend who’s down, and apply that advice to yourself. 

It may seem hard in the beginning, but try applying these into your life slowly. Trust me; you’ll feel a change. And most importantly, don’t forget: Believe in yourself!